Diet, Gastroenterology, Nutrition

COVID and your gut: how a healthy microbiome can reduce the severity of infection – and vice versa

With COVID, it appears that the make-up of the gut microbiome can influence the course of disease. Research has shown an association between the microbiome profile and levels of inflammatory markers in patients with COVID, where patients with a poorer combination of gut bacteria show signs of too much inflammation. This suggests the microbiome influences the severity of a COVID infection via effects on the immune response.